The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

The Circle of Compassion

Source: The Circle of Compassion | Great Middle Way

imagescaxv6wkuWhen a drop falls on the surface of still waters, concentric waves are formed. These waves always travel from the center toward the periphery —never in the opposite direction.

Similarly, when we cultivate spirituality, we start our practice with those beings closest to us.

If we can help to reduce the suffering and increase the happiness of our neighbor (in the strict sense of the word), gradually the circle of love and compassion will expand to encompass all beings.

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